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Use Active, Not Passive Voice: A Tip From Judy Reeves

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

Your Brain on Verbs How easy to use was. How that word just slides off our fingertips and onto the page as we merrily write along. Maybe the word actually resides in our fingers and shows up as automatic writing. Maybe it asserts itself like our heart, an involuntary muscle. Though in was’s case, there’s not much muscle involved. Was is a weakling of a verb. So is its present tense form, is. Both versions are forms of the verb to be. (Count how many to be forms I...

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Clayton Truscott’s Story (and his class on Feature Writing)

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off

One of our instructors, Clayton Truscott, has a piece published on Bartleby Snopes this month: http://www.bartlebysnopes.com/stories/lawrence.html We hope you will take a look.  If you like it, please vote for it in the monthly contest: Vote for Clayton Truscott’s story, Lawrence, as story of the month at the bottom of this page: http://www.bartlebysnopes.com/stories.htm —————— And check out Clayton Truscott’s next class...

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High Tech High Chula Vista Festival for anthology of writing

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Blog, Community Events, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

It’s Festival time at High Tech High Chula Vista, and you’re invited! The eleventh-grade students of Team Run DMC will be launching our anthology of writing, The Book of Us.  You’ll be able to hear authors reading their own work, eat home-baked treats, and buy your own copy to take home! We will be using the profits from selling the book to buy more books for our classroom library, and we’re looking for recommendations. To recommend a book,...

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04/11 Judy Reeves Book Release Party: Wild Women, Wild Voices — Writing from Your Authentic Wildness

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Blog, Community Events, Events, Fresh Ink, Readings & Special Events | Comments Off

Wild Women, Wild Voices Book Release Party Saturday, April 11, 2015 5:30-7:30 pm Plaza at Gallery 17 (right next to The Ink Spot) Liberty Station   Judy Reeves is celebrating the release of her newest book, Wild Women, Wild Voices — Writing from Your Authentic Wildness, and you’re invited to the party. There’ll be music and refreshments, of course, and readings from some of the Wild Women whose work is included in the book and those who’ve been in the...

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Interview with T. Greenwood by T.C. Porter

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

T. Greenwood returns with another stunning novel, The Forever Bridge. It opens with family car-ride that is both vivid and ambiguously rendered. We only know that the car rolls toward someone’s doom. During the rest of the novel we race to catch up with the question of just what happened on the bridge and how things have gotten so tangled for the survivors. And yet there is just enough hint of redemption, by way of love, to give us hope as well as curiosity, as we...

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